★★★★ 4 stars!
This book has been on my TBR for over a year and I'm so glad I finally decided to give it a try! It was fun, engaging, steamy, original and at times, hilarious. Once I started it, I could not put it down until I knew how it would end and well, after that ending I immediately had to start The Proposal.The fact that the male leads where in their thirties and trying to conceive gave them a more mature feel and the content was a nice change from the usual twenty something/college main characters.
Emma Harrison is a 30 year old single woman who's biological clock has been ticking for years. She's an easy to like, independent heroine with a great sense of humor and I was really rooting for her to get her happy ending. Ever since her late fiancé died in a car accident four years ago, she's been single and patiently waiting for the right husband/father material to come along but so far, she's had no such luck. Her desire to become a mother is so great, she's even willing to ask her gay best friend to donate his sperm. But then comes the perfect solution in the form of Aidan Fitzgerald.
Aidan Fitzgerald is a 32 year old handsome bachelor who's had a thing for Emma ever since seeing her at the company's Christmas party a few months ago. His player-reputation prevented him from ever having a chance at seducing her, but now that he knows she's looking for someone to father her baby and nothing more, he comes up with a proposition: He will father Emma's child, but she must conceive it with him naturally.
After a while their baby-making sessions become more than just physical and they both start to reevaluate the nature of their arrangement. At first, I wasn't sure I liked Aidan, but throughout the story, he really grew on me. He won me over with his sweet and considerate behavior and after a while it seemed as if he might be willing to change his playboy ways for Emma and his future child.
So, as the story went on, it remained fairly drama-less and with very little angst, but then the last 10% of the story, my feelings went from:
Slightly agitated and highly suspicious...
To upset and slightly shocked...
To even more upset and angry.
But despite his asshole behavior, I have a feeling Aidan will make me like him again in no time. Although, he'll have some serieus groveling to do first...
Moving on to the next book right away!